Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement - Justice, Power and Politics (Hardback)Jeffrey D. Gonda (author)
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Unjust Deeds explores the origins and complex legacies of their dramatic campaign, culminating in a landmark Supreme Court victory in Shelley v. Kraemer (1948). Restoring this story to its proper place in the history of the black freedom struggle, Jeffrey D. Gonda's groundbreaking study provides a critical vantage point to the simultaneously personal, local, and national dimensions of legal activism in the twentieth century and offers a new understanding of the evolving legal fight against Jim Crow in neighborhoods and courtrooms across America.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
A highly readable, well argued, and ultimately convincing reappraisal of the significance of restrictive covenant cases in modern American history.--Journal of Social History
Gonda's valuable contribution underscores the formidable movement to counter housing discrimination, an area of research long neglected.--Journal of Southern History
Well written and argued, Unjust Deeds add important details to the story of the black freedom struggle.--Journal of American History
Raises fundamental philosophical questions that are sure to inspire conversation and debate.---Missouri Historical Review
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